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Muchalinda Lake, Bodh Gaya

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  • Muchalinda lake is one of the most visited attraction in the city. Must a visit. The place is very beautiful and peaceful ; a very religious spot to be.  more »
  • Situated inside the Mahabodhi temple, this is one of the places where they say Lord Buddha spent time after his enlightenment.  more »
  • Buddha prayed here after his enlightenment. Its believed that the “Shesh Naag” or The big snake protected Buddha from the rain and heavy storm. I’m not sure if it’s the same Naag that Hindus also wors...  more »
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  • Located to the right of Mahabodhi Temple lies the beautiful Muchalinda Lake in Bodhgaya. Also known as the “Lotus Pond,” the lake is surrounded by lush greenery and peaceful atmosphere. A beautiful statue of meditating Lord Buddha sitting on a snake coil protected by its hood is a major attraction here, which is placed at the center. The pond water is sacred and has thousands of fishes, which you can feed with puffed rice. Actually, there’s a legend associated with this lake. While Lord Buddha was meditating near the lake during his sixth week of meditation, a strong storm broke out due to which the waves started lashing him. Sensing the discomfort of Buddha, the Snake King (Muchalinda) decided to protect Buddha from the storm. The entire tale has been inscribed on a stone at the lake boundary. The lake looks amazing at night because of the decoration and the lightings on the edges of the lake.
  • One of sacred place for Buddhism, after enlightenment Buddha came here for meditation for 7 days with heavy rain storm at that time, Mujalinda Naga came from this pond to cover and protection for Buddha over 7 days Nowadays, it looks like normal pond without any maintenance or conserve from Indian villagers
  • Greenish water but It feel great saw Buddha with alots of flags.
  • Indian people is the owner of this place they didn't take care anything. They throw garbage in the lake. This is the important for Buddhism. History are no meaning for them. This place may disappear one day. So sad for this.
  • Muchlind sarover is an important site for Buddhist.
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